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Alberni Valley turns out for Remembrance Day ceremonies

Port Alberni's veterans were honoured in four different ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 11
Port Alberni Mayor Mike Ruttan lays a poppy atop the cenotaph at the Field of Honour in Greenwood Cemetery on Friday afternoon as part of the Alberni Valley's Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Hundreds of people packed Glenwood Centre for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Port Alberni, Friday morning.

The event marks the first of four ceremonies held every year in the community. Once the main event concluded, people drove to the Field of Honour at Greenwood Cemetery for a rainy outdoor ceremony, another to mark the Vietnam Veterans gravesite at Greenwood, a third at the Hupacasath First Nation cemetery and a fourth at Harbour Quay for the Merchant Marines and the Schan family memorial.

Federal MP Gord Johns celebrated the day in Port Alberni, attending the ceremonies with his young son, River.

Provincial MLA Scott Fraser was also in attendance.

Port Alberni Mayor Mike Ruttan represented the city.